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Messages - Darren Henry

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General Discussion / Re: The customer is always right?
« on: June 06, 2010, 08:30:29 AM »
Nice top Peppy. Where the flaps come down over the windows; do you velcro them to the windows?

General Discussion / Re: Australia v U.S.A> football
« on: June 06, 2010, 08:25:34 AM »
Socceer is gaining popularity here in Canada. we're still well behind the europeans but we're gaining. It's biggest advantge is the cost. To outfit one kid to play hockey or football is expensive, then comes league fees,his kid brother, etc...

General Discussion / Re: Australia v U.S.A> football
« on: June 05, 2010, 08:16:28 AM »
before the world cup

What kind of football are we talking about?

That would have to be what we north americans can soccer.With the differnces in the rules it would be hard for an american/canadian football (played with an oblong ball) game. Will that be three downs or four? Do we share the 50 yard line or do we have ten yards of "no man's land ? etc... Aussie football is so different from NFL or Cfl that it would be impossible.

You got any more secrets you're hiding from us?

I hide nothing, I don't subscribe to "need to know", but if I told you the clasified stuff I'd have to kill you.  :P

You don't starve this long in this many trades and still survive without picking up a little hat fill. That's why I hang here. Trying to stuff something between my ears to slow down the wind. And it has been working for ?? years. You people ROCK!!

That reminds me: THANK YOU EVERYONE for all the years of information.concern and fellowship. :-*

You just answered your own question Bobby. No body knows about them, so no no body uses them, so know body finds out about them etc...

My apprenticeship as a shoemaker was three years. During that time I saw two of these pens. Master had one tied to his pocket and the upper maker had one locked in a drawer on his cutting table.As a journeyman over the  next two years I was allowed to borrow one once in a while. Years later I was hanging around
Warkov's (which for those of you old enough to remember the Walton's ; is much like Ike Gotsey's general store) and mentioned these "wonderfull,mysterious pens" and they looked at me like I had three heads. Mike walked over to a drawer and pulled out a Ziplock back full of what looked like ball point pen refills and said "these?, they're $1.60 a pop. How many do you want?". Who knew ???

To be honest Bobby,  I only scimmed over it enough to be sure we were talking apples and apples. And yes we are. I buy mine from my shoe findings wholesaler (Warkov Safeer in Winnipeg). You ain't gonna find one at Wallyworld. these are a specialty item.

Ultra leather etc were the ones that I had to use a cleaner on (hence my comment) on anything else a damp cloth or lick your thumb and "poof" it's gone like chaulk. Unlike chaulk, it doesn't rub off from handling the project.

I don't know if they were "Fisher" but we used erasible silver pens in myformer life making shoes. They worked cat's on leather but I have a couple of vinyls that they didn't wipe off as well on.

 >:( That reminds me. I haven't seen mine since the move. Oh well found my  box of chaulk the other week so it's all good.

General Discussion / Re: Anybody using one of these?
« on: February 09, 2010, 11:21:59 PM »
Maybe I need a better air hammer. With mine, I always left a carnage of jagged staples, and splintered wood behind that had to be dealt with.

I had to experiment a bit with angle of attack and direction to get my best results. Or you may just have too "good" a hammer.

General Discussion / Re: Anybody using one of these?
« on: February 08, 2010, 10:02:28 PM »
As Cheryl, and others have said, there is no one stripping tool that is right for every application

Or everybody. I have a similar set of nipper I use making/repairing shoes and I'd go nuts if I ever had to use it to pull staples full time ( Yeah it was at hand a couple of times and   :P I didn't like it ) . If I can't /don't wanna use air its a pair of side cutters and my berry ( for tacks and hard to reach), and my osbourne 120 1/2 . Tap pry yank, tap pry yank, go mind numb and continue  ;D

General Discussion / Re: Anybody using one of these?
« on: February 07, 2010, 12:04:29 PM »
It would work better if I had abetter bit, such as the notched bit.

I just shaped the one posted on the grinder and then cut the notches in with the wit a 3" grinding wheel on my finisher ( shoe making machine). You could do the same thing with a cut off tool or angle grinder. If your apprentice is on defaulters give him a three corner file and a stool in the corner for 20 minutes LOL.

General Discussion / Re: Anybody using one of these?
« on: February 06, 2010, 09:29:49 PM »
If I get a few extra $$$ I'm gonna make one

They're cheap like borsht. WE've got a store up here called Princess auto that appears to be like your Harbour Freight down there. Maybe Wind_rose ( Dave) can compare since he's down in your neighbourhod right now. Regular price is like $20 for the 9 piece set ( hammer and eight chisels). That's 50 cents less than a 12 pack of beer in Ontario.

General Discussion / Re: Anybody using one of these?
« on: February 06, 2010, 09:12:10 PM »
Do you guys have any pictures of how you modified your bits

Here's what the rich kids get with their $280 air ripper

So I just ground my bits to match. Personally I use the angled one more than the flat one.

Odd. In the mean time if you need to stick something up here Terry just email it to me djhenry@shaw.ca and I'll post it for you.

BTW Thanks again Mike 8560 and June for getting me on track way back then.[ I'm pretty thick; it took them  forever ]

General Discussion / Re: Anybody using one of these?
« on: February 06, 2010, 09:07:08 AM »
Who makes this thing? K-Tel ? WE've all tried just yanking on the fabric with a pair of side cutters and half teh time the fabric rips before teh staples pop.My $20 air hammer (bought on sale for 10) with the modified chisel will do just fine thanks.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: HELP.....now it's not just a spot!!
« on: September 16, 2007, 08:33:33 PM »
What am I to think about all of this?

Is this the one with the ink stain?I'm sorry it's late and I'm too tired to flip back.I tsounds like she doesn't expect anything from you other than a venue to whine.Check your scrap bin for a piece of her material and abuse it. If it fails call your rep ,  it withstands reasonble whacking and scuffing show her the post trauma swatch and ask her what is going on in her house.

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